POPI’ I POJEDI (EAT AND DRINK)
Popi’ i pojedi comprises three basic programs held at three weekends during July and August: Žlahtina Festival- Razgon, Šurlice Days and Krk Wine Days. These events promote local values in manufacture and preparation of food and vine products with presentation of local customs, folk and music tradition. With its varied program and top quality wine and traditional specialty offer, this event is most welcome by domestic and foreign tourists positioning Vrbnik as an oenological and gastronomic center of Kvarner.
ŽLAHTINA FESTIVAL, July – Three- day žlahtina festival is the festival of the autochthonous wine sort which made Vrbnik famous. It consists of Days of Open Cellars and celebration of the traditional holiday Razgon. Winery Pavlomir in Novi Vinodolski opens its door on Friday, all Vrbnik cellars are open on Saturday. The cellars can also be visited by a small wine train.
Razgon is a shepherds’ customs from ancient times celebrated on the first Sunday after the holiday of St. Peter and St. Paul. It celebrates the termination of the period of sheep milking and their release to free grazing. A workshop of wool felting and a fair of autochthonous products are organized. One can taste and buy cheese, olive oil, honey, figs, ecological fruit syrups, jams, pasta, cured meet, natural cosmetics, products made of wool, tiles, wood and ceramics. In the evening there is cultural- entertaining program.
ŠURLICE DAYS, July – The visitors can enjoy the famous handmade autochthonous pasta- šurlice. It has been made in the same way for centuries in this area. During the entire week the restaurants prepare šurlice with different sauces at promotional prices.
On the first and last day of the event tasting of šurlice and wine from Vrbnik wineries is organized in main Vrbnik squares, with special cultural- entertaining program, presentation of šurlice making and a fair of autochthonous products and souvenirs.